Last weekend at the Maine State Golf Championship, the men's golf team had its best match of the young season. The Polar Bears finished second in the 11-team field, bested only by Husson University, which has now won all three of its tournaments this year.
Bowdoin had a two-day score of 636 compared to Husson's 600, and finished ahead of NESCAC rivals Bates (fifth, 652) and Colby (tied for sixth, 657).
Out of more than 50 competitors, Bobby Kaminski '14 was the medalist with a score of 147 (three over par). He shot Bowdoin's lowest single-round score with a 72 on Saturday.
Junior captain Johnny Bohorquez (158) was 11th overall, while Thomas Lilly '14, Scott Mahoney '14, and Danny Greene '14 also competed.
Sunday proved to be a significantly better day for the team than Saturday.
Bowdoin finished eighth of 10 teams at last year's state championship, so the second-place finish was a marked improvement.
"I think we did better than expected, scored well and showed our potential," said Bohorquez. "Not all our players were 100 percent this weekend, so I know we can go lower."
Additionally, Bowdoin finished seventh out of nine at last Thursday's UMaine-Farmington Invitational with a team score of 343. Bohorquez shot a 78 to finish fifth overall, and first on the team.
The golf team's next tournament is the Williams Invitational this weekend, at Taconic Golf Club.
-Compiled by Sam Weyrauch.